Thank you all for sharing your experiences relating to the coil, without them I think I would have thought I was going mad!
I recently took the advice from doctor's and nurses to opt for a copper coil as they confirmed it came with minimal side effects - just heavier periods, however within hours I discovered this was not to be the case; suffering with hot flushes, exhaustion, fatigue, light headedness, severe headaches, sore eyes, tingling sensation in my face, aching and weak limbs, discomfort when moving, non stop bleeding, tearfulness, personality changes and a feeling as if my body was gradually shrivelling up or shutting down.
Only through desperation did I search online to see if this was ever experienced by anyone else and to my surprise it didn't appear to be uncommon. What has really taken my breath away is that through the whole process no professional ever mentioned any of these symptoms, even if it was to indicate it was only a minority that suffered from such unbelievably horrendous discomfort, which I find so neglectful, even if it does work perfectly well for the majority its still good to be fully informed when trying to make a decision about something so important.
Having had the coil fitted on the Friday I had it promptly removed on the following Monday; fortunately all symptoms apart from a swollen and sore stomach have ceased, as a result and now in retrospect if anyone was considering this method of contraception I would recommend it's left completely alone, why I didn't question it before.....that surely if you implant a foreign body into the body, copper of all things, it's highly likely the body will want to reject it, as I'm convinced was the case for me.
I truly hope no other unsuspecting females have to go through what some of us have endured, and that everyone recovers fully and stays well.